In recent years, many animal-derived polymers have emerged as an attractive category of naturally derived polymers because of their advantageous physicochemical, chemical, and biological properties. The important biological properties of these natural polymers derived from animals are biocompatibility and biodegradation. These polymers are generally composed of repeated units of amino acids. Moreover, these polymers can be modified physically and/or chemically to improve their biomaterial properties.
Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers looks at how these polymers can be exploited as pharmaceutical excipients in various pharmaceutical dosage forms, like microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, gels, implants, etc. The commonly used animal-derived polymers used as pharmaceutical excipients are hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan), albumin, collagen, gelatin, chondroitin, etc.
Table of Contents
Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers
1. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan): Pharmaceutical Applications
Amit Kumar Nayak et al.
2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Albumin
Suvadra Das and Partha Roy
3. Pharmaceutical Applications of Collagen
K. Sangeetha et al.
4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gelatin
Gautam Singhvi et al.
5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Chondroitin
Dilipkumar Pal et al.
6. Biodegradability and Biocompatibility of Natural Polymers
Abul K. Mallik et al.
Amit Kumar Nayak, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor at the Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India.
Md Saquib Hasnain, PhD, is a member of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain; International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland; and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.
Dilipkumar Pal, PhD, MPharm, Chartered Chemist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, C.G., India.